TM44 Inspection of Air Conditioning
On 4th January 2003 the
European Parliament published a directive called the Energy
Performance of Buildings Directive, the EPBD which requires member
states to bring in necessary laws on energy consumption and use. In
respect of Air Conditioning an industry working group was set up and
has produced a guidance paper which is effectively used as a bible
for the industry. This paper is known as TM44 and all the ACI work
undertaken in England and Wales is guided by TM44. The document is
produced by CIBSE and is available on line.
TM44 provides guidance on carrying out the required TM44 inspections
within reasonable constraints of time , cost and skills and gives
those undertaking air conditioning assessments specific guidance on
giving advice to building owners and managers. Those responsible for
buildings with systems over 250kw need an assessment now, those with
smaller systems over 12kw need to be undertaking reports at this
time to provide long term planning for the January 2011 deadline.
TM44 defines an air conditioning system so that those who are not
sure whether they need an air conditioning assessment are clear.
It states that the EPB regulations define an "air conditioning
system " as; " a combination of all the components required to
provide a form of air treatment in which the temperature is
controlled or can be lowered , and includes systems which combine
such air treatment with the control of ventilation, humidity and air
All those air conditioning assessors who work for ACI Reports Ltd
will conform to TM44.
Air Conditioning Inspections